Jacques (Jack) Shulman was born in Paris on January 14, 1928 to Sophia and Noel. As a youth he emigrated with his family to New York, where he went to high school. After serving as an instructor in the US Army for 18 months, he returned to France and volunteered to serve in the Haganah Camp near Marseilles. From there he traveled to Israel on July 28, 1948 in a convoy of foreign volunteers. He served in the Negev Brigade ground forces. He was killed in the capture of Beersheva on October 21, 1948. He was reinterred at Nahalat Yitzhak on August 11, 1949.